Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Rules of Prey

Rules of Prey by John Sandford

Maddog has been killing women in the Minneapolis area and leaving only one clue behind in the form of a rule 'Never kill anyone you know'. This is a killer that knows all the ins and outs about leaving behind evidence and the case will be very hard to solve. Enter Lucas Davenport, cop, video games inventor, seasoned veteran who operates almost on his own.
It takes dogged hard work to catch this guy and just a bit of luck. An interesting twist on the popular mystery as you know who the bad guy is and are waiting throughout the read to see when he will trip up.

This is the first of the series. I read this third and wish I had read it first as a lot of background was provided about Lucas. His relationship with women is kind of cold. The way he plays with the media is fascinating and the reader wants to applaud his handling of them. This is a gory read but I love the series.

First Line: "A rooftop billboard cast a flickering blue light through the studio windows."



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